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Deacon of Celestia should be able to restore Devotion in excommunicated characters
Title says it all. Have been thinking about this a bunch over the last couple days, and for the life of me, I can't think of any reason why it is the way that it currently is.
As it stands, for Necromancy, Sartan or whatever patron divine picks a mortal to be the Dread Eclair, and then the Dread Eclair can go around Anathematizing necromancers who don't behave according to factional standards. That character can also restore the life-essence regeneration in people they have previously Anathematized.
For Devotion, Deucora picks a mortal to be Deacon, and then the Deacon can excommunicate Devotionists who don't behave according to factional standards. The Deacon can't do shit-all about giving Devotion back; if someone is seeking to get the excom lifted for whatever reason, I have to pass them along to Deucora, who then will have me observe them for a while and make reports back to them on whether or not restoring it is a terrible idea. It's awesome that we have active and engaged patrons; but at the same time, this is Achaea. It's not hard to envision a future where Targ, much like Apples/Horns-era Mhaldor, is left with two dormant or inactive divine. Making the process of getting excom lifted 100% reliant upon Targ having an active divine doesn't do much good for the playerbase.
Proposal: Give the Deacon the ability to lift Excommunication, same as the Necro equivalent.
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